Butterfly - Small Skipper
Fact File
Taken at Aberlady on 24th July 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode
 

 
 
Butterfly - Small Skipper.
Scientific Name:
Order:
Family:
Hymelicus sylvestris.
Lepidoptera.
Hesperiidae.
Laval Food:
Adult Food:
Description:




Wingspan:

Habitat:
Flies/Found:
Grasses including Yorkshire Fog, False Brome, Cock's Foot.
Thistles and Knapweeds
It has a rusty orange colour to the wings, upper body
and the tips of the antennae. The body is silvery white
below. The undersides of the tips of the antennae are
yellow orange. The male has a distinctive black stripe
made up of scent scales.
25 - 30 mm
Tall grasses.
End of June.